New CEO For AFMA
Wez Norris has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA).
“Mr Norris brings unique expertise to the role, with strong understanding of Australia’s fisheries and the Australian fishing industry,” said Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud.
“He has significant experience in fisheries management having held executive positions in the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency, AFMA and the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
“I am confident Mr Norris will provide the leadership needed to ensure the ongoing good management and sustainable use of Commonwealth fish resources, a strong compliance culture to deter illegal fishing in the Australian Fishing Zone and prioritising research funding towards activities that directly benefit the Australian fishery industry,” Littleproud added.
The former CEO, Dr James Findlay, resigned on in November 2018 to take up the position of Director of National Parks. Anna Willock had been acting in the role.